Number of Veterinarians: 5
Number of Support Staff/Veterinarian: 1
Annual Caseload: 7900+Average Case Load
Facilities: Surgical, Medical, Breeding/Semen Collection
In Hospital: 20%
Out Patient: 20%
General Practice/Preventative Care, Surgical, Reproduction, Lameness, Sports Medicine, Pre-Purchase Exams, Internal Medicine, Complementary Medicine
To start, the interns will accompany the emergency clinician on most calls. As comfort level and competence develop, the interns will be assigned primary duty with back-up.
Primary Emergency Duties (Nights / Week): 1-2
Primary Emergency Duties (Weekends / Month): 1-2
Terms of Employment: Twelve months (additional one week overlap), starting in June.
Internship Salary: $26,000 with benefits - package exceeds $37,000.
Philosophy of Internship: The Wilhite & Frees Equine Hospital internship will provide exposure to wellness health care, dentistry, lameness, referral medical and surgical care, anesthesia, and components of practice management. This experience will provide the necessary skills to compete for a residency or to successfully enter private equine practice. The first 2-3 three months the interns work closely with each of the staff veterinarians to acclimate to our practice philosophy, standards of care, and to be introduced to our clientele. Following this period the interns will continue to assist in surgery, perform anesthesia, take part in referral cases, but also see primary cases in-house and in the field.
Internship Duties: The interns are responsible for monitoring and care of all hospitalized patients and are to be present at all in-house emergencies. The interns will either assist in surgery or perform anesthesia and will work with a staff veterinarian on all referral cases. When ready, the interns will provide primary care (lameness, reproduction, general health, dentistry, etc...) under supervision or with back-up as needed. Case discussion / rounds are held each week.
Additional Information: We have five permanent staff veterinarians (board certified surgeon), two interns, and three consulting specialty veterinarians, six veterinary technician / assistants, and office staff (reception, scheduling, billing).
Current DVM Staff: Christopher L. Wilhite, DVM; Karl E. Frees, DVM, MS, DACVS; Katie Haukos, DVM, MS; Ricky A. Trahan, DVM, MS; Karsen Brown, DVM.
Previous Interns: Molly Doyle, DVM, firstname.lastname@example.org; Mandy McGuire, DVM, email@example.com; Sara Damiani, DVM, firstname.lastname@example.org; Katie Haukos, DVM, MS, email@example.com; Shanna Nelson, DVM, firstname.lastname@example.org; Christy Sontag, DVM, email@example.com; Sarah Hegman, DVM, firstname.lastname@example.org; Katie Sisk, DVM, email@example.com; Blaire Albers, DVM, firstname.lastname@example.org; Courtney Martin, DVM, email@example.com; Ricky Trahan, DVM, MS, firstname.lastname@example.org; Julie Mason, DVM, email@example.com; Caitlin Daly, DVM, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kati Lukas, DVM, email@example.com; Sarah Waxman, DVM, DACVS, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kim Walker-Kilgore, DVM, email@example.com; Leslie Montgomery-Fethke, DVM, DACVS, firstname.lastname@example.org
We strongly encourage prospective interns to complete an externship at our clinic to determine if it would be a good fit for both parties; however, it is not required. We require three letters of reference, a letter of application/intent from the applicant with resume or CV, graduate or pending graduate DVM of an AVMA accredited veterinary school, and a valid driver's license. Interested parties should submit their documents to email@example.com